What is GeneaSpy?

GeneaSpy is an amateur genealogist who attends national, regional, and local genealogical conferences, who likes to take photos and meet people.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Jamboree 2016: Day 2

Saturday, another full day of genealogy classes, meeting new people, and attending a banquet with Genealogy Roadshow’s Kenyatta Berry. Two speakers that I saw for the first time and who I thought was in the top five articulate and witty speakers at this conference were Michael John Neill and Kim R. von Aspern-Parker. Both were excellent in their presentations and very knowledgeable!

  After classes, I met up with the NextGen Genealogy Network in the Marriott Hotel with a very pregnant Melanie Frick presiding over. There were some new people this year attending and we all did introductions. Melanie unveiled the new “community” page on the website, which I thought was an excellent idea.

 Later I attended a dinner banquet which featured Kenyatta Berry from Genealogy Roadshow. I sat with several friends and even met a new one too! Kenyatta was awesome as always, speaking about the inner-workings of the Genealogy Roadshow and how she came to be auditioned for the show. My San Diego friend, Debby Anderson, won a free registration to Jamboree and DNA Day next year! How awesome is that!

 Schedule Day 2: Saturday, 4 June 2016

·       “Publicize It and Publicize It: Increasing Attendance at Society Events” - Paula Stuart-Warren, CG®, FUGA, FMGS.

·       “Reconstructing Families in pre-1850 Census Records” - Michael John Neill.

·       “Putting America to Work: Records of the Works Progress Administration (WPA)”. - Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG(R).

·       “Blog Your Family History: Eating the Elephant One Bite at a Time” - Jill Morelli.

·       “Maximizing Your Use of Evidence” - Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG®, CGL®, FASG, FUGA, FNGS.

·       “Railroad Records” - Kim R. von Aspern-Parker.

·       NextGen Genealogy Network Meet-up


·       SCGS Banquet: Secrets from PBS’s Genealogy Roadshow” – Kenyatta D. Berry, Esq.















Good friend, Diane Hall.

Steve Morse of One-Step Webpages.

Lisa Alzo, the Accidental Genealogist.

Author James M. Beidler.

San Diego County attendees.



Melanie Frick hosting The NextGen Genealogy Network Meet-Up

The NextGen Genealogy Network Meet-Up

The NextGen Genealogy Network Meet-Up

The line for the banquet!

Heather Goebel (center), Lydia Goularte (right).

Mother - Daughter, Patricia & Elena

Sold-out banquet!


Leo Myers

Awesome dessert!

Kenyatta Berry


Diane Hall & Debby Anderson

Selfie with the beautiful Kenyatta!




















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